Joseph comes to Athens from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, where he was general counsel
for the nation’s largest municipal utility and led a staff of 38 attorneys in various specialties. His responsibilities included legal strategies regarding renewable and alternative energy, litigation, complex
regulatory issues, environmental matters, and water supply and distribution issues.
He has an extensive legal background with an emphasis on government affairs, regulatory affairs, and environmental policy.
Joseph previously was a partner with the law firm of Glaser Weil in their Government and Regulatory Affairs practice group. He also has served as Assistant General Counsel for LADWP, Deputy City Attorney at the Port of Los Angeles, and outside counsel for the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority. In 2020, he was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as Government General Counsel of the Year. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science and earned his law degree from Loyola Law School.
“Joseph has an exceptional grasp of the law and solid experience dealing with some of the largest and most complex environmental issues facing Southern California,” said Gary Clifford, Athens Executive Vice President of Government Affairs. “We welcome his expertise as Athens moves forward as an environmental leader in the region.”
Brajevich will oversee government contract compliance and overall growth strategies concerning government contracts.
“I am excited about participating in a dynamic company that is at the forefront of the industry,” Joseph said, adding that he was attracted by the opportunity to work for a business that appreciates family values and the relations fostered with communities.
A native of Croatia, Joseph grew up in San Pedro, where he currently lives. He has one daughter, one son, and one granddaughter. Joseph serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles Harbor, which he attended as a child. He credits the youth organization as a positive force in his growth and development.